When you speak to most people who enjoy hiking and ask them what it is that they like so much about it, they will probably reply that it is the feeling of being list, and off the grid which they relish. Whilst this is of course one of the many great benefits of hiking, being completely unreachable is not a good idea and it can cost lives. This is why taking a GPS tracker with you on the trail makes so much sense and whilst it will still mean that you are connected somewhat, you will still have your freedom. There are many benefits of GPS trackers, and these are just a few which you can depend on when you hike with one in your bag.
Many hikers like to up the ante when they hit a trail and they will take routes which may be dangerous or routes which perhaps have not been taken before. Of course in such a situation there is a far higher risk of something happening. Let’s say that you have a fall and hurt yourself, you shout for help and nobody answers, and then you remember that you have your cellphone, a device many use for the GPS tracking. Unfortunately in this situation there is unlikely to be any phone reception, so what do you do? A GPs tracker has an SOS feature which can send an alert to one of your contacts, letting them know that there is an emergency situation and letting them know of your location. This technology benefits people of all ages in any situation like hiking.
Whilst there is a real freedom to hiking it is always a smart idea to plot your movements some days ahead, knowing at which coordinates you will stop for the night. A great idea which the GPS tracker can help you with is to let someone know what your itinerary is, so that they can ensure that you turn up to where you are supposed. You may have thought about the prior example and considered being knocked out, how would you be able to send the SOS code then? Should someone have your itinerary however they will be able to see that you haven’t arrived to where you were supposed to, and then alert the emergency services.
If you have teenagers who like to go hiking then you can use a GPS tracker simply to make sure that they are alright. My kids go for many day trips with their backpacks and these days I let them go alone, as long as they have their tracker. I never monitor the kids too much but as a parent it gives me great comfort to know that I can see them whenever I need to. Equally should something go wrong, I can find them in super quick time, time which may be very precious.
If you like to hike, why not get a new GPS tracker to throw into your bag?